Monday, 19 March 2012

Hard as Hoof

Hey, anyone used/uses Hard as Hoof? If so, does it actually work at strengthening your nails? I want to buy it but only if it works, I don't want to waste money on it if it doesn't
I'd appreciate your feedback on this product :) thanks 

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Mothers Day Moon Nails

This is my first attempt at moon nails, they aren't too neat but I was excited to use my new nail art brushes that I'd just received. Next time I think I'll use Enigmatic Rambles' method and stick hole reinforcers to the nail as a kind of template because this seems like a great tip and her nails look so neat and tidy :)

I made a mistake on my ring finger because I mustn't have cleaned the nail plate of all the black nail polish and this was transferred to the nail when I stamped :(

 But the colours match the dress I wore today for the early mothers day meal we had :)

And this is the most colour accurate photo I could get
I promise my next mani will not be green! I've gone abit OTT with the green lately hehe


Monday, 12 March 2012

Lace Nails

I absolutely love lace and my new konad plate arrived today so had to try out some lace nails! (I've also ordered the fakenad plate in QA6 which is full of lace designs :D)
Since I'm obsessed with frankens I made this creamy purple/grey colour for the base of my nails.

I used the top right design on the tips and I also added the bottom left design to my ring finger :)

  I took this chance to compare my special stamping polish to an ordinary white nail polish I have (George - natural white). I used the ordinary polish on all my nails apart from my little finger - as you can see the special polish is much brighter and stands out a lot more! which I think it great! However, for this design I prefer how the ordinary polish blends in a little, as the lace on my little finger just cuts off. Do you agree? or do you prefer the brightness of the special polish?


Thursday, 8 March 2012

Zoya Bevin Franken

 I made this franken last Friday (can't believe I've worn a mani for a whole week!) I absolutely love the colour, if I do say so myself :) It's a greyish creamy green and in my opinion it's similar to Zoya's Bevin, which I was aiming for. I hope this comes across in the photos, as these are the most colour accurate ones I could get. Yet they look a little paler than in real life.

The photo above is the most colour accurate of these photos.

 Please let me know what you think of my franken. I'd greatly appreciate it :)

 These are the polishes I used, they are: Nails Inc Warwick Avenue, Rimmel Misty Jade, Topshop Cloud and Bonjois French Maniure white no. 91. 

Looking messy in the cupcake case I mixed the polish in 

Once I have made the franken and applied it to my nails the silicone cupcake case made it easy to peel away the left overs once it had dried :)
I only make enough nail polish to wear once maybe I should make more polish and put in a bottle but I like the fact that the colours I make are unique and are kind of limited edition hehe I will definitely have to re-create this colour in the future though.


Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Hii. This is just a quick post. I received this bad boy in the post today and I cannot wait to try it out. I'm really happy with my franken mani (different from my previous post) I have at the moment so I won't be changing it for a while. I will need to contain my excitement a little bit longer and refrain myself from changing my mani to try a new buy. I feel this is a test of my polish addiction... let's see how long it'll be before I cave!


Friday, 2 March 2012

Love For Nailene Nails

This blog is abit different from the ones I have posted but I wanted to share my new love for my Nailene false nails. I've worn them for my previous posts and you can probably see they grew out quite abit. That is because they are so durable they wouldn't budge unless you remove them yourself. I finally took them off yesterday (I really should have removed them sooner lol) after wearing them for 20days!!! Is that a record?! lol :)

The nails are plain which can be painted over, when I get bored I remove the mani with nail varnish remover that is free from acetone and apply a new mani. I love them because when I'm wearing them my mani is extra shiney + pretty and I know my mani will not chip (as with other false nails, however they were so cheap I got mine for £3.99 for 200!) without my nails actually looking fake.

After removing them yesterday I applied some fresh ones. I'm going to show you how they look straight after applying, as I always think they look good even without any colour. 

my naked nails! *Blush* lol

W/F so they don't look as shiney as in real life.

I would love to apply acrylics to my nails as much as I can but they do take me a while to do, so I will continue to use these until I have perfected my acrylic technique.
x x x